2015 Heywire Competition Giving a Voice To Regional Youth

Entries into the 2015 Heywire Competition are now open for people aged 16 – 22 to submit stories about life in Australia outside the capital cities.

 Northern based Senator Ian Macdonald, a long supporter of Heywire’s work with regional youth, has urged young Northern Australians to get involved.

 “This really is a great competition that shines a light onto the thoughts and talents of regional youth,” Senator Macdonald said.

 “Roughly 40 winning stories from around Australia will be featured on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, ABC TV and on abc.net.au.

 “And those forty story-tellers will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra in February 2016,” he said.

 The Heywire Regional Youth Summit is an annual event that gives regional youth an opportunity to collaborate and create change in their local communities.

 The Summit also gives regional youth, Governments and community organisations the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.

 “The Summit gives young people from regional Australia a visibility on the national stage that they may not otherwise have.

 “I urge all young story-tellers in the north to create a story that reflects their unique experiences and submit it to the 2015 Heywire Competition,” said the Senator.

 Stories can be submitted to the competition in any media form – text, photography, video or audio.

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